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City centre levy (BID levy)

If your business is located in the city centre, it may be part of Hull’s business improvement district (BID). This is where local businesses and public sector partners, including Hull City Council, have agreed to work together, through a non profit partnership, to improve the economic climate of the area.

To find out if your business is within the Hull Business Improvement District download the document below -  

PDF Icon City centre BID outline (size: 6 Mb)
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A ballot will take place on Thursday 17 March on the proposal of City Centre BID Ltd for a Buisiness Improvement District (BID) in Hull City Centre.

For further information download the notice of ballot below -

Visit the BID website to find out more information about the Hull business improvement district (link opens in a new window)

If you are a business owner within the BID area, you will be charged an additional levy. The levy is not a part of the business rate but is based on it and is collected by the council on behalf of the partnership.

The levy is charged at one per cent of business rateable values of £5,000 or more, with the following exceptions -

  • registered charities that have a reduced business rate are charged at 0.2 per cent
  • some properties located in a shopping centre will pay a reduced amount with the agreement of the centre management who will pay the difference. These are individual arrangements between the tenants and landlords

How to pay your BID levy

We collect the BID levy on behalf of the Hull BID. You can pay online, by BACS, by telephone, by post, or in person.

If you have a query regarding payments or recovery of the levy please contact us at Hull City Council.

What the BID levy goes to

The fund is used to make improvements to the BID area over and above the statutory services provided by the council and police. This includes improving safety and security, tidying up vacant properties and promoting events and attractions to encourage visitors into the city centre.

If you have queries about the BID or the levy, please contact Hull BID at the following address -

Hull City Centre BID Ltd
34-38 Beverley Road

Tel: 01482 324 976
Fax: 01482 213 962

Contact us

Hull City Council
PO Box 15

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Fax: 01482 613 562

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